Employment Opportunities

Database Administrator (Raiser's Edge)

The Center for Inquiry is looking for a database administrator to complete database conversion project and then maintain and update system following.

The systems are all a part of the Blackbaud software suite and include the Raiser's Edge, Net Community Spark, and Convio Luminate. Position is based in Amherst, NY.

Incumbent will work primarily with the development staff. De-duping and preparing for the final phases of the conversion are the initial focus; assisting with the creation of policies, procedures and workflows will also be necessary. The incumbent will also train staff to these systems.

Essential Job Tasks and Activities:

  • Administer and maintain security and integrity of the Raiser's Edge and related databases while working collaboratively with the staff.
  • Point person for all database-related issues with local and remote staff, volunteers, and donors in addition to support staff at Blackbaud.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Assist with the creation and implementation of data policies as the systems evolve.
  • Customer service focus

Desired Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in database management in a nonprofit environment; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Computer skills: Highly proficient with personal computers, various software and database software, knowledge of the principles of database management and business processes
  • Presentation/Communication skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills to provide training in one-on-one, small groups, and online environments for staff with various levels of computer proficiency.
  • Experience with Blackbaud products (Raiser's Edge) and Convio Luminate.

Interested and qualified individuals should send cover letter and resume to: development@centerforinquiry.net.

Web Developer

The Center for Inquiry is looking to hire a web developer to maintain its current suite of websites and other web services, develop additional websites, and integrate new web technologies to address various needs.

The web developer will work closely with the Web Designer to:

  • develop and maintain ExpressionEngine-based dynamic websites
  • maintain and implement other web-based services to address other specific needs including e-commerce, publishing, communications, and advocacy
  • create documentation for all of CFI’s current websites and web services
  • plan strategies to ensure that all of CFI’s web presence is effectively designed, developed, and maintained

Creating and maintaining these web solutions requires:

  • extensive experience developing and maintaining websites running on content management systems, including creating templates, using add-ons, and optimizing for efficient and reliable performance
  • strong knowledge of and ability to manually write standards-compliant HTML and CSS
  • the ability to take a visual design and develop it into a fully functioning website
  • experience with PHP and SQL queries
  • experience with Javascript and jQuery
  • the ability to analyze the goals of Center for Inquiry and its affiliate organizations and implement web solutions that are suited to the needs of the organizations and the capabilities of a small web department
  • experience administering and configuring Linux/Apache servers
  • experience implementing e-commerce
  • great teamwork abilities

Additional, preferred qualifications include:

  • experience developing for and configuring the ExpressionEngine content management system in particular
  • an understanding of user experience and translating user requirements into web solutions
  • ability to convert images, audio, and video to web-appropriate formats
  • MySQL database administration
  • experience with Web Services, SOAP, and APIs
  • experience with optimizing web sites and content for mobile platforms a plus
  • knowledge of developing for Facebook pages and apps a plus
  • experience with user authentication and content delivery a plus

The Web Developer position is located at CFI headquarters in Amherst, NY.

Salary is negotiable and based on the applicant’s experience.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to webdev+jobs@centerforinquiry.net. Please include links to 3-5 websites that you have worked on and a description of your involvement with each site.